Welcome to Thornbury will accommodate both your stomach and your flaming sinuses in a three-day event that is the Hot Sauce and Chilli Festival. If spice is your mate and you think you can handle some of the hottest chilli situations Melbourne can throw at you, now's your time to prove your mettle. Some you'll even have to sign a waiver to taste, so you know they'll be life-affirming.
There'll be sauce offerings from Melbourne Hot Sauce, Soul Sauce and Little Brixton. If you've come for the actual food side of things, you're in luck, too — Belles Hot Chicken, Mr Burger. Bluebonnet Barbecue, Nem N Nem and Happy Camper Pizza will set up shop over the weekend, among others.
And drinks? Well, the bar team will be serving 'hot pocket' shots. That's what you'll need a waiver for (and maybe some milk, too).